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Selected CREC Tours for Summer 2021


Crop Management Field School
NDSU Extension’s annual Crop Management Field School will be conducted on June 10 at the CREC. Field sessions include:
  *Weed identification - identify about 60 living weed exhibits, plus receive brief reviews on selected weed biology and control
  *Herbicide site-of-action - identify herbicide classes by examining crop and weed injury symptoms
  *Late-season wheat disease management - review crop stages and disease identification, plus the most effective use of fungicides to protect wheat seed yield and quality
  *Low and high soil pH - challenges and management strategies
Registration is required at .

Crop Management Field School participants receive hands-on instructionParticipants at the NDSU Crop Management Field School receive hands-on instruction.

Durum Tour
The event scheduled for June 29 is cooperatively being planned and will be conducted with Dakota Growers Pasta Company. Field and lunch sessions include durum variety performance, plant nutrition, disease management, grain quality and market updates.

CREC Field Day
Our annual field day will be conducted on July 20. Two agronomy tours are being planned:
1. Spring wheat, canola, corn, soybean and dry bean (morning)
2. Precision ag, plant pathology, soil management and weed management (afternoon)
Our livestock tour will focus on drought decisions, especially related to drylot management.
An organic tour will look at ancient grains, wheat flax intercropping, and buckwheat production.
A tour of Northern Hardy Fruit Project will visit fruit trees that thrive in North Dakota’s climate.

Manure Composting Day
NDSU Extension is co-hosting two in-person manure composting workshops. Both days will focus on the basics of turning raw manure into compost. The Carrington day will be July 21, and a second tour will be held on August 11 at the UMN West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris, Minn. Registration is free but required at

Row Crop Tour
The event will be conducted during late August (date to be determined). Corn, soybean, dry bean and sunflower production research and recommendations on plant establishment, nutrition and protection will be discussed while viewing selected research trials.

Greg Endres
Extension Agronomist

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